Only a week after release, and it’s already been a whirlwind! We had a slam bang launch for Hysteria here in St. John’s — check out some fun photos below! — and today I woke up to find Hysteria taking up some serious real estate in two of the country’s biggest newspapers:
- in the Globe & Mail, Claire Cameron investigates some of the reasons behind the different cover — and title! — in the Canadian and UK editions of the book. Out across the pond on March 27th, Hysteria goes by the name I Remember You in the United Kingdom.
- in the Toronto Star, hold onto your hats, Hysteria gets a humdinger of a stellar review! How happy am I? Mascara-reapplication-level happy, that’s how happy.
Hope everyone out there is having as good a weekend as I am. Here are some of my favourites from our launch party, at Eastern Edge Gallery here in St. John’s.
Local indie Broken Books was on the scene, pop-up style, to help peddle these wares.
Lucky to be reading in a space as lovely as Eastern Edge.
Me with writer Megan Gail Coles, and sister duo Katie and Maria Callahan
City Counsellor Hope Jamieson and family were there to have a good time.
CBC On The Go host Ted Blades with Kathryn King and Holly Hogan
Poet (and my sweetheart) George Murray
A very happy author with poet (and friend extraordinaire) Andreae Callanan
MLA Gerry Rogers with the very charming Jean Kelly Smith
Last post for a Friday evening — what a whirlwind this day has been. Two great reviews and a short interview for you — Stacey May Fowles starts off her new column in the Globe and Mail with this fantastic review of The Devil You Know. ICYMI earlier, here’s Sarah Weinman’s awesome National Post review. And a quickie interview I did with Mike Heffernan for Atlantic Books Today. Tomorrow, let’s all sleep in, okay?